The Halloween Tag!

12:00 AM

Happy Halloween everyone! Do you like my little banner? I was proud of it! Anyway, for Halloween I wasn't entirely sure what to do, I was going to write a post about my Halloween costume but I decided that since I was tagged by the lovely Shazina over at The Book Chapter to do the Halloween tag that it was appropriate to do this instead! (plus I have so much university work I don't think I'm going to have time to write out my costume how-to post *sigh*) on with the tag!

1. The Vampire - A book that sucked out your feels and KILLED THEM. ;) 

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma, oh my god this book... It's such an intense topic for the whole book anyway (incest) but the ending of this book just... I couldn't handle it, it is one of very few books that have made me go "NO!" out loud at 1am, sorry mum.


Top Ten Book/Movies To Read Or Watch To Get In The Halloween Spirit

4:41 PM

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Today's Top Ten Tuesday was a choice between two, one which was character orientated and then this one! I decided to go with this one because I haven't read very many scary books so I thought it would be good to get you in the mood for Halloween with both a mixture of book and film recommendations! (I'll be honest it's mostly film)

What do you watch/read to get you in the mood for Halloween? What are you going as on Halloween?


Stacking the Shelves #2

8:00 AM

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tyngas Reviews
I haven't done one of these for a while mainly because I banned myself from buying anything due to my birthday. But I have managed to accumulate some books. The majority of which I have bought with my own money. I will explain each one below the image.


Top Ten Series I Want To Start

10:45 AM

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Remember me? Feel like I haven't blogged in a while, but I have a good excuse! University work has officially started and it has literally taken over my life. Therefore, I'm going to try to write a post two days in a row to make up for it.

This Top Ten Tuesday was supposed to be "New" Series I want to start but seeing as I am not one for reading series, I'm just going to put the Top Ten Series that I want to Start. I will put an image of the first book in the series. I myself prefer Stand alone books, I often get bored of series and find it hard to continue. But there are a few that I am interested in starting. Decided to try a different way of setting this out, therefore the one that is my number one pick is going to be the biggest image!

I own the majority of these, sadly I don't own any of the mara dyer and that is a series I have wanted to start for an incredibly long time!

What series do you want to start?


What I got for my 20th Birthday!

1:48 PM

Disclaimer before I begin, I am in no way bragging or showing off, I just wanted to share what I got for my birthday and this was requested. I also really love reading/watching other hauls myself so here's mine!

So, if you didn't know I turned 20 on the 22nd of September, that's right, I'm no longer a teenager *boo* but I wanted to share with you all the stuff that I was given by my wonderful friends and family! It's taken this long because I was waiting on some things to arrive and wanted to make sure that I showed everything that I was given. There's one more thing I'm waiting on but I know what they are so I'm just gonna tell you anyway! I also got money from the rest of my family members so I have been able to treat myself! I'll do them in categories of what each person got me, because otherwise it's going to just get confusing. Brace yourselves, this is going to be a long post.

My Parents

My mum always gets worried every birthday/christmas that she hasn't gotten me enough, which is ridiculous because I was expecting to only get my piercing but she gave me more! So, yes, my main present off my parents was a helix piercing. Which looks like this:


Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit (whether fictional or real)

10:35 AM

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! I'm doing well with keeping up with these, I'm pretty proud of myself. This week is "Top Ten Places Books have Made Me Want To Visit" so I'm going to try and do a mixture of real places and fiction, tell you what book made me want to go there and explain why! I found this topic incredibly difficult, so I'm sorry that there isn't ten this week, I'll try again on the next one!


Book: The Fault in our Stars by John Green

I feel like this might be on a few peoples list's but anyway, the way Amsterdam is described in this book (and the way it looks in the film) just made me really want to go. I'm not one for travelling and I haven't been to very many places but I sure as hell want to go to Amsterdam before I kick the bucket!

McLean Hospital

Book: Girl Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen and The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Yeah, this is a bit of a strange one. But I do love the idea of visiting this place, both Susanna Kaysen and Sylvia Plath have been admitted to this hospital as well as a few other well known names. If you read my blog regularly you know how interested I am in mental illness and this would definitely have to be a place that I visit.

Middle Earth

Book: The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkein

I doubt I really needed to put what book Middle Earth is from, I doubt there are very many people that haven't heard of it. I read this series a very long time ago, when i was about 10 years old, but I do remember really loving the world, who doesn't want to live in a world with elves I mean c'mon?


Book: The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

I know what you're thinking, wow that's really sad. But I just adored these books when I was little! Genovia was a place that I had never heard of until these books and the place just sounds absolutely magical.

Sorry this was such a short one! But I haven't read anything like harry potter or percy jackson so this was quite a difficult one for me! Especially because most of the books I read are generally depressing and do not make me want to visit somewhere. What did you chose?


Book Review: Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

6:20 PM

Star Rating: 5/5 
Title: Forbidden 
Author: Tabitha Suzuma 
Publisher: Definitions 
Pages: 418
Genre: Taboo, Contemporary, Family, Incest, Dark, Young Adult, New Adult

Where to buy:
Amazon  Waterstones
She is pretty and talented - sweet sixteen and never been kissed.
He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future.
And now they have fallen in love. But... they are brother and sister.


What's Next? #2

10:39 AM

Hosted by Icey Books
I have finished Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma (Review coming soon) so it's time to tell you all what book won the poll and to get you to vote on my next read again! I loved this, watching the votes change and knowing what I'm going to read next was great! The winner with a total of 6 votes is...

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak! I will be reading this starting today, so now, help me chose what's next?

book meetup

Meeting Cassandra Clare and Holly Black!

4:00 PM

Yes, that's right. Yesterday I went to an event in Liverpool to meet Cassandra Clare and Holly black! I have read the first two of the mortal instruments and it wasn't my thing and I hadn't read anything by Holly black *shame* but I wasnt about to let this opportunity go by without getting some books signed (plus Ren is kinda obsessed with Cassandra Clare).

The Venue

So first we got there about 5.30pm and there was already a bit of a queue even though the doors didn't open till 6.00pm! It was in a different venue to Waterstones because of the amount of people in there so it was in this cute little place called West Africa House.

View from outside
Selfie whilst waiting to go inside! Me in the middle, Ren to the right and Hannah to the left.
So we had to wait outside for a bit, the queue kept growing and we were getting excited, the man at the door kept looking like he was going to open it but then didn't, such a tease! When we finally got inside we were on the front row!


Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels

9:46 AM

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
From what I can gather, character driven novels are novels where the actions of the character have a direct effect on the outcome of the book. I found this one quite difficult to think of answers for, but in the end I am happy with my selection of books. I even think everyone should just read these books because I thoroughly enjoyed them all!

What did you chose for this weeks Top Ten Tuesday? Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?


Psych Bites #1: Why do we Obey Authority?

2:08 PM

I know, I know, another feature, I start these oh so often and I swear I do intend to actually keep them! I want to try and get all of my ideas out of there so that anyone who visits my blog knows exactly what I'm about. 

This brand new section I have decided to call "Psych Bites", I know this may sound somewhat geeky, and maybe even a little bit childish, but I like the name so hush! 

You may be wondering what this segment is going to be about. Well my friends this is going to be all things Psychology! For those of you that don't know I currently study Psychology at university and have just entered my second year, I have a big passion for this subject and know that there can be a lot of interesting parts to it that a lot of people may not know about! I have a LOT of books on this topic, obviously, so it still fits in with the bookish theme I have going on this blog.

I'm going to be writing about case studies, whacky things that were done in the past (and obviously disproved), theories into different topics such as personality and much more!

For the first one I decided that I would start with an experiment that I learnt about in my A level studies and found very interesting. If you have studied Psychology in any shape or form you may have heard of this experiment.


My Local Bookshop: Books are my Bag Campaign

8:06 PM

I saw that books are my bag is running again this year (starting today Infact) and I wanted to join in with sharing my local bookshop!

For those of you that don't know, I live in the north-west of England in a small town in-between Manchester and Liverpool. Unfortunately, my town is so small that it doesn't have a Waterstones or a WHSmith but what it does have is the most adorable independent bookshop ever and I just love visiting it. It's only a ten minute bus ride from my house and it is called "Curiosity Bookshop"


What's Next? #1

2:46 PM

Hosted by Icey Books
I know what you're thinking "Jesus Becky ANOTHER feature?" but I really enjoy getting involved with the book blogging community and I think that the features are one of the best ways to! So, this feature was created by Icey Books in order to help book bloggers to chose what books that they read next by getting their readers to vote on it! So, that is exactly what I am going to do! Obviously, I don't expect loads of votes because I'm a fairly new blog but I just wanted to get you readers more involved in what you wanted to see! So, I have just started reading two new ones, one that has been sent for review and one that was one of my birthday gifts (haul coming soon) and I wanted to get this up now so that I had at least one vote when I had finished! These books are all part of the Bookish Bingo reading challenge hosted by Great Imaginations that I have decided to take part in, so go check that out too!

Option 1: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Katherine V thought boys were gross
Katherine X just wanted to be friends
Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail
K-19 broke his heart 
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.

On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun--but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl. Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.